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Job Opportunities at MND Scotland

MND Scotland is currently recruiting for the following posts: Communications Officer 35 hours per week, permanent – £22,520 – £27524 At a time of unprecedented awareness and activity, MND Scotland is seeking to recruit a Communications Officer.  The role includes producing our quarterly magazine Aware; developing and responding to opportunities to generate media coverage and awareness; and, managing MND Scotland’s website and social media channels in collaboration with colleagues.  This… read more »

Ice Bucket Challenge – Thank You

We are delighted to announce that the total amount raised by the Ice Bucket Challenge in Scotland is nearly £450,000! At our Annual Conference Chief Executive, Craig Stockton, thanked everyone who has taken part and donated What This Will Do MND Scotland will ensure that this huge and unplanned amount of donations will be used to provide the maximum benefit to people and families in Scotland affected by MND, and also… read more »

Scotland United Against MND

Personalities across politics, film and TV will take part in the “Scotland United Against MND” penalty shoot-out on Wednesday 3rd September. Among the players lining up for the spot kicks at Ainslie Park Stadium for Yes Scotland will be star of Ken Loach’s film “The Angels’ Share”, Paul Brannigan, River City star Garry Sweeney and Yes Scotland chief Blair Jenkins. Better Together’s line up will include Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary,Douglas… read more »

Ice Bucket Challenge Update

To ensure your Ice Bucket Challenge donation is used in Scotland, please text ICED14 £5 (or £10) to 70070 or visit   So far, thousands of people in Scotland have taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge for MND Scotland. An incredible £400,000 has been raised so far, and this will make a huge difference to the lives of people in Scotland who are affected by MND. This has… read more »

East Ayrshire Council’s personal care charging u-turn

East Ayrshire Council has finally agreed to amend its grossly unfair personal care charging policy for under 65s who are terminally ill. Andy Masterton, who has MND, and was featured in our Personal Care Charging Campaign and BBC Scotland coverage of the campaign, has now had his care costs waived by East Ayrshire. We launched our Personal Care Charging Campaign at the start of MND Awareness Week in June. We… read more »

Ice Bucket Challenge

Earlier this year you helped raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (also known as ALS) by sharing your MND High Five. Today we’re asking you to join in with the latest awareness raiser that started in the USA (yep, it’s the American’s fault!). Sometimes, to make people aware of something as horrible as MND we need to ‘Do Something’ a bit different. Just in case you doubt how effective this… read more »

MND Scotland Open Day 2014

This year’s MND Scotland Open Day and AGM will again take place at the  Stirling Management Centre on Saturday 6th September. Registration takes place from 9.30 am and the day will close with tea and coffee at 2.30pm. We have a really interesting agenda , and guest speakers include Lothian and Glasgow Consultants Dr Anthony Bateman and Dr Scott Davidson who will talk about Respiratory Development and Management. Laura Stephenson, MND Scotland Research Nurse, will update us on progress… read more »

UK comedy acts Stand Up Against MND

          Some of the UK’s best comedy acts will be joining Better Together aide, and Motor Neurone Disease sufferer, Gordon Aikman for a night of stand-up at the Fringe to raise money to fund a cure for the fatal condition. “Stand Up Against MND” will see alternative comedy legend, star of BBC’s “Grumpy Old Men” and Radio 4 regular, Arthur Smith, line up with TV comedy… read more »

Gordon Aikman’s 5-point Fightback!

Gordon Aikman launches his 5-point fightback website, today.  Read all about it and get involved. During MND Awareness Week in June, Gordon, who was recently diagnosed with MND at the age of just 29, shared his moving and inspirational personal story with the press.  Gordon’s story was soon picked up on Twitter and retweeted by a wide range of influential people including the First Minister, Alex Salmond, Ed Miliband… read more »

Mount Kilimanjaro 2015

  We’re looking for MND Scotland supporters to join us in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2015. It’s the highest mountain in Africa and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The feeling you get as you climb Kilimanjaro and watch the sun rise over the vast African plains with other MND Scotland supporters will be a truly incredible experience – one you’ll never forget. This event, with Really Wild… read more »